Introducing ABS…

Introducing ABS…

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The Akamai Business System

Akamai (Hawaiian) — adjective aka·mai \ ä-kä-ˈmī \
— intelligent, smart, clever”
Business System — noun \ˈbiznəs\ \ˈsistəm\
— a procedure, process, method, or course of action designed to achieve a specific business result with component parts and interrelated steps working together for the good of the whole”

“ABS is a open and proven business approach that can deliver a 15% to 20% increase in business value every year by minimizing process waste using your existing staff.”

The Akamai Business System (ABS) is based on a open standards Lean Framework designed to improve the quality of life for the people of Hawaii by increasing value to customers though a step-by-step approach of eliminating business process waste.

Organizations can achieve this by showing respect for each individual employee and with the vision that Hawaii can achieve its goals for a bright future through the relentless application of Lean principles designed to increase value in the eyes of your customers. You achieve this by eliminating waste from all your business processes through Kaizen (Continuous Improvement) as you make this your organizations way of life.

Kaizen = Incremental Continuous Improvement

  • Openness to Change
  • Belief that everything can change for the better
  • Everyone must make a difference
  • Not settling for mediocrity
  • Never stop improving
  • Stop problems before they happen
  • Not being afraid to take risks
  • Putting ego aside and not being afraid to get help

The Results

  • A sustainable, organization wide system that consistently delivers superior results and achieves our Priorities and Initiatives with MEASURABLE results toward your goals.
  • A routine expectation of 15% to 20% organizational “Improvement” year-over-year… every year (“Improvement” = a MEASURABLE combination of increased productivity, reduced cost and increased value in the eyes of your customers).
  • Improved employee engagement delivering their best every day, who are committed to their organization’s goals and success using their creativity, experience and intellect. Its about your people having a clear sense of their role and contributions, aligned with their personal self-interests and achievement.
  • Reduced attrition and ease of attracting top talent.

What it Takes

  • Akamai Business System (ABS) must be your organization’s Strategic advantage until it becomes your culture… it’s not just a set of tools. Organizations that are most successful with Continuous Improvement view it as a “Business System” and their primary strategic advantage.
  • Led from the top. That means Leaders at all levels are hands on, out front, on the work floor letting the organization know ABS is HOW you can achieve your goals. ABS can’t be delegated to a project or program team, it has to become the organization’s way-of-life.
  • Transform the people. The only asset you have that can appreciate is the people. The best ideas on how to improve your value adding activities comes from the people responsible for day to day delivery. Process improvement events are intended to improve the process and, equally important, change the way people think about their work .
  • “Improving our job is our job”.

Your Success

  • Success doesn’t happen by accident. We are offering a system for HOW to achieve success in the execution of your goals. We call it the Akamai Business System (ABS), and it can drive every aspect of your culture and performance. You can use ABS to guide what​ you do, measure how well you execute, and create options for doing even better – including improving ABS itself.
  • The ABS engine drives the enterprise through a never-ending cycle of change and improvement: exceptional PEOPLE develop outstanding PLANS and execute them using world-class tools to construct sustainable PROCESSES, resulting in superior PERFORMANCE.
  • Superior performance and high expectations attract exceptional people, who continue the cycle. Guiding all efforts in a simple philosophy rooted in four customer-facing priorities: Quality, Delivery, Cost and Innovation.

Explore the Akamai Business System Framework